One of the most well-known feature films from soon after the foundation of the People's Republic of China, based on a Chinese opera by the same name.
October 21, 2011
A Classic of Chinese Cinema & look at Maoism Affects in the Arts
An interesting combination of of traditional Chinese opera with Communist-Marxist political discourse, as well as a compelling (if not somewhat over dramatic)characters.
A good study for students of cinema, Chinese history, or socio-political studies.